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No new posts Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning Beeware of sulfoxaflor
Adriaan 0 52 Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:31 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media An entire succesful trap-out series on big tree
Patrick Thomas 0 209 Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:49 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media An inside removal that should have been observation hive
Patrick Thomas 0 114 Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:45 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training conference 'learning from the bees' in the Netherlands
Adriaan 0 162 Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:48 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Took a chainsaw to these bees!!!
Patrick Thomas 0 270 Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:39 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media No bee vac at first made removal harder - but made save
Patrick Thomas 0 291 Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:56 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Ball-of-bees went about 6-feet back, I was to find out
Patrick Thomas 0 224 Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:02 pm
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No new posts Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy Apitherapy Book Charles Mraz Healt and the honeybee
marcelobarrios 0 555 Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:21 pm
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted New homes available for a swarm West Norfolk
wendyb 0 396 Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:55 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Brief Tour of Friend's Hives
Patrick Thomas 0 411 Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:56 pm
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No new posts Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases Varroa Detection - data collection
Kirtsim 0 552 Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:28 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Removal from old abandoned house (two queens)
Patrick Thomas 0 572 Tue May 15, 2018 10:42 pm
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No new posts Bright ideas, experiments and projects Cast-In-Position Starter Strips
BBC 0 870 Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:00 am
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training conference 'learning from the bees' in the Netherlands
Adriaan 0 1239 Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:50 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Added super and checkerboarded this gorgeous hive
Patrick Thomas 0 1824 Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:06 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Delivered newly-built hive to friend (video)
Patrick Thomas 0 5723 Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:38 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Delivered a top bar nuc today (video)
Patrick Thomas 0 8421 Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:26 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Baiting a full size hive
Rusty Strings 0 11789 Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:18 am
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland List of every beekeeping association in the UK
Turbulence 0 5143 Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:46 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media "Looks Like Chaos, But It's Under Control" (Remova
Patrick Thomas 0 5843 Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:51 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Couple of Questions about Processing Honey
Labow 0 6009 Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:54 pm
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No new posts Photo gallery Adopted unwanted colony.
BuffBum 0 4590 Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:58 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training 1st Treatment free conference in a German speaking country
Norbert Dorn 0 5752 Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:42 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Set up my 2nd aquarium observation hive - top bar style
Patrick Thomas 0 5844 Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:50 am
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No new posts Photo gallery Straw Skep
AndyC 0 5073 Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:48 am
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Volunteer position in Madagascar
biobee 0 5700 Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:04 am
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives How do you Treat your HTBH with Mite Away Quick Strips
Labow 0 6075 Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:30 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Brought home bees in a trash can
Patrick Thomas 0 5505 Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:32 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training BEE- CRAFT FAIR
lancashirebeekeeper 0 4976 Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:34 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Late season luxury beekeeping break in the midlands...
biobee 0 4964 Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 am
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No new posts Bright ideas, experiments and projects 'Making Increase' without Splits.
BBC 0 3636 Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:00 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Cathedral top bar hive August update
beegraham 0 5439 Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:23 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Top bar hives in The Guardian with Alys Fowler
biobee 0 5521 Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:50 am
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland Help needed in Glastonbury
Melcbee 0 4298 Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:56 pm
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No new posts URGENT Help needed now! Little white larve
CitricWeevil420 0 3342 Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:01 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives My TopBarHive in Devon UK
beegraham 0 5316 Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:27 am
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives En-block handling of top bars
beegraham 0 5455 Tue May 23, 2017 6:29 pm
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No new posts Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases Beevital Hive clean substitution
jetam 0 3008 Fri May 19, 2017 10:22 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Facinating documentary about "mad" honey
stevecook172001 0 5135 Wed May 10, 2017 10:03 pm
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No new posts Beginners start here Dead drones
Cosmicwillow 0 3331 Mon May 01, 2017 4:58 pm
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No new posts Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA Looking for Cincinnati/Southern Ohio/N. Kentucky Mentor
artiesbees 0 3660 Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:09 am
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted Colony and top bar hive available for free
Brijay 0 2820 Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:12 pm
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No new posts Photo gallery TBH Sneaks in?
AndyC 0 3881 Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:02 pm
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No new posts Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases How to save the frame from the wax moth
Ukrainian beekeeper 0 3099 Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:17 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media My new channel about beekeeping
Ukrainian beekeeper 0 5750 Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:46 pm
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No new posts Bright ideas, experiments and projects Our experience in preventing swarming
Ukrainian beekeeper 0 3046 Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:43 pm
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted Site offer in Mid Devon
downfarm 0 2869 Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:45 pm
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No new posts Swarms and sites - offered and wanted Swarms offered North East England
Barbara 0 2822 Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:18 pm
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No new posts Beginners start here starting hygienic
sstork 0 3678 Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:32 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training Day of the Bee, Bruton, Somerset, April 22
biobee 0 4662 Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:32 pm
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Conserving wild bees

Research suggests that bumble bee boxes have a very low success rate in actually attracting bees into them. We find that if you create an environment where first of all you can attract mice inside, such as a pile of stones, a drystone wall, paving slabs with intentionally made cavities underneath, this will increase the success rate.

Most bumble bee species need a dry space about the size a football, with a narrow entrance tunnel approximately 2cm in diameter and 20 cm long. Most species nest underground along the base of a linear feature such as a hedge or wall. Sites need to be sheltered and out of direct sunlight.

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